In my recent post Music Part #1: Teens, Music, and the Brain, we took a look at how music affects the brain. For me, personally, I always have classical music playing in the background on my computer while I’m at work writing. I’m convinced it helps me think more clearly.
In this blog, we take a look at the amazing way music affects a person’s emotions. I’m highlighting an amazing group called Musicians on Call.
Their website says:
It’s no secret that music can help you feel better. That’s why Musicians On Call brings music to the people who need it most – hospital patients.
Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, we add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. Since 1999, Musicians On Call volunteer musicians have performed for nearly 600,000 patients and their families.
What do you think? Cool, huh? If you’ve ever had to stay in the hospital, even for a short time, you know how dull and boring it can be.
You can find scads of MOC’s videos on YouTube, but this one tells their story in a WOW reality. Check out Andrew Leahey’s story!
Music plays a huge part in my teen novel Lingering Dreams.
You can read the first chapter right here: